2020 Summer Wildcat Baseball Prospect Camps
All summer camps for 2020 have been canceled
SUMMER WILDCAT BASEBALL PROSPECT CAMPS
Independence Day camp: July 2, 2020
Labor Day camp: September 6, 2020
Register for 2 sessions, get the 3rd session FREE
Walk-up registration $80 per session.
@Kentucky Proud Park
Capacity limits: P/C Camp: Pitchers 64, Catchers: 50; INF/OF: 125; Hitting: 125 + waiting list
SUMMER WILDCAT PROSPECT CAMP
UK Baseball’s Prospect Camps are designed for advanced evaluation and instruction by the Wildcat coaching staff for players who aspire to compete at the NCAA Division I level. We offer the high school player an opportunity to showcase his skills in a pro-style workout and receive expert instruction from the University of Kentucky Baseball coaching staff, as well as select visiting college coaches. Campers will be grouped by position and will have the chance to work out at their primary position. The camp utilizes state-of-the-art training tools, such as HitTrax. Participants must be between grades 8-12 and 2nd year junior college student. Each participant will receive a T-shirt when they arrive. The pitching/catching session will only have 64 spots for pitchers + a waiting list. There is no limit for catchers, register now.
Wildcat Prospect Camp
9:00 am – 11:00 am Pitching/Catching (64 pitcher limit + wait list)
11:45 am – 1:45 pm Infield/outfield (no limit)
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Hitting (no limit)
- Each session is $75
- Sign up for 2 sessions, get the 3rd session free, max cost of camp is $150
- 20% discount for UK Employees
- Walk-up registration $80 per session.
- Grades 8-12 and 2nd year junior college student
- Kentucky Proud Park, 510 Wildcat Court, Lexington, KY 40506
- CHECK-IN: 45 minutes prior to the start of camp.
- REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR ALL UK ATHLETICS CAMPS- For the child to participate in camp, we need the following information before the first day of camp:
- A copy of a physical that was signed by a physician within the last 12 months. (UK Athletics medical screen form is available when requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please provide front and back copies of your medical insurance card(s).
- These documents can be uploaded into your Active Network Camp Account through the link at the bottom of your confirmation email or email them to email@example.com. The camper will not be able to participate in camp until we have received these forms. For all camps, disabilities will be accommodated with advanced notifications (4-6 weeks).
- WHAT TO BRING: Each camper should bring baseball equipment, including a glove, bat, hat, batting helmet, and turf/running shoes (no cleats).
- COMMUNICATIONS: After you complete your registration you will receive a confirmation email. A few days before the camp you will receive another email with more details and instructions about the camp. Please double check that your email address is correct in your Active Network Camp Account as that will be our only method of communication with campers.
- QUESTIONS: Call 859-257-8052 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WILDCATS HEAD COACH NICK MINGIONE
From his first meetings with the players, Wildcats Head Coach Nick Mingione brought a very clear and specific vision to the program: they would be a family, they would focus on developing the “Student, Person, Player” and they would do things that had never been done before. Mingione, his staff and the team did just that in 2017. In his first season at the helm, Mingione’s Cats shined on the field, winning a NCAA Region championship in front of the largest crowd in school history and advancing to a Super-Regional. After the Wildcats posted the most wins by a first-year head coach, Mingione was recognized as the Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year and the Rawlings/Perfect Game National Coach of the Year. Six Wildcats were drafted in the top 10 rounds of the Major League Baseball amateur draft. The unprecedented success on the field was matched by the team’s academic achievements, earning a 3.35 GPA during the fall and 3.25 GPA during the spring season. In Coach Mingione’s second campaign, a record 13 Wildcats were drafted, the most in the country. After the 2018 season, senior catcher/first baseman Troy Squires was recognized as the national recipient of the prestigious Senior Class Award, which honors student-athletes who excel in four areas: community, classroom, character and competitor. Coach Mingione continues to lead the Wildcats to unprecedented heights, moving into their new $50 million-dollar stadium, Kentucky Proud Park last October.
NCAA rules prohibit payment of camp expenses (camp tuition, transportation, spending money, etc…) for prospects (9th grade and above) by University of Kentucky donors. NCAA rules also prohibit free or reduced camp admissions for prospects. If you have any questions, notify camp officials prior to attending camp.
The University of Kentucky’s camps and clinics are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).
Disabilities accommodated, prior notification is appreciated.
I’m having trouble registering online can I just call the baseball office and register over the phone?
No, registrations cannot be taken over the phone or in person. All registrations must be made online and paid for using a credit card. Please email email@example.com or call 859-257-8052 if you are having any registration problems.
I need to cancel my registration; can I get a refund?
If you need to cancel your registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a refund. Refunds that are approved will be less your $50 non-refundable deposit. You can request a credit (for full amount) towards a future camp by emailing email@example.com
I’m an UK Employee how do I get my discount?
Yes. It’s 20% off total registration. At the end of the registration process you will be asked a series of questions to confirm your employment at UK, at which point the discount will be applied to your total.
Is there a multi-kid discount?
No sibling discount is offered for our prospect camps.
Does my physical form have to be on the form provided, because I have a physical, but it’s on a different form?
No. You don’t have to use the medical form provided. If your medical form states that you are physically able to participate in the camp and signed by a medical doctor and less than 12 months old that will work.
My son’s physical expires right before the camp, but I don’t have an appointment to get a new physical until after the camp, and my insurance won’t allow me to get a physical any sooner, what should I do?
Call you doctors office and explain the situation, often they will be able to help you.
Physicals are performed at the Little Clinics at Kroger for only $35 (without insurance approval).
Call your insurance and ask if you got a physical before the 12-month mark if they will still cover it. Often insurances have a grace period.
What do we need to bring with us to camp?
The week prior to the camp you will receive an email with more details about what to bring to camp and more.
My son has an allergy, can he bring his own food with him?
Yes. Make sure the food is in a food safe container with your son’s name on it. Have your son let us know if anything needs to be refrigerated.
My son has an epi pen do we need to have that labeled and give it to the trainer?
No. Your son will need to keep track of his epi pen, however, please have that documented on the physical form.
Can parents stay and watch?
Yes. Parents can remain in the grandstand or on the concourse during the summer camps. Parents won’t be allowed on the field or inside the facility.